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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • The Pear Tree

    by Karen Sandrick
    The Pear Tree tells the story of the assassination of the head of Nazi-Occupied Czechoslovakia, the destruction of the small town of Lidice in retribution, and the abduction and racial profiling of the town's women and children. Though set in the 1940s in Eastern Europe, The Pear Tree could not be timelier. With the rise of nationalism, racism, and xenophobia in countries across the globe, minority groups are being labeled as different, suspicious, or inferior because of their nationality, ethni... more
  • The Truth About Family

    by Victoria Ichizli-Bartels
    Misha lost his family. He can’t rest until he has found them, if only to find himself. Inspired by true events in the life of the author’s father, Mihail Ichizli, this remarkable novel tells the story of an orphanage graduate, who set out from a village in Soviet Moldova, to the University of Odessa, Ukraine, in the hopes of finding the family he had lost as a toddler during World War II. His quest will not be in vain. But will what he discovers bring him a much longed-for peace, or will it only... more
  • The Healer: The Gift of Suffering Book 1

    by Terri Giles Exum
    Jason is an usual young man in many ways. He struggles with dyslexia and a severe stutter, which earns him the dubious title of learning disabled (LD), just another way of saying Loser Dude. He also has the rather unique ability to decipher vibrations from a person’s body to reveal the mystery of what ails them. Maybe that’s why he can also see beings from the other side. Jason’s fragile faith in God is shattered when he tragically loses his father. His young life takes a dangerous turn aft... more
  • Thinks Out Loud, a Blog at First

    by Martin Perlman
    High-tech suspense meets South Seas adventure and romance when a band of young bloggers is drawn into the orbit of AltaSystemics, a mysterious high-tech company whose charismatic CEO, PrimeMover, is poised to gain control of all information, past, present and future. In seemingly unrelated events, Isaac, a burned-out blogger, washes up on the shore of a special South Seas Island that may hold the key to defeating PrimeMover. Reminiscent of the epistolary form of early English novels, the ent... more
  • Dream Fishing the Little Spokane

    by Jeffrey Dunn
    Rooted in the Little Spokane River drainage, Jeffrey Dunn’s novel Dream Fishing the Little Spokane is as local as it is American. For those who remember Richard Brautigan, this little book is a Trout Fishing in America for the 21st Century. Meet the legendary Viper Bugloss who inhabits abandoned trailers and preys on campgrounds. Take a road trip with Carl Jung and his mother up the Little Spokane River to find “the split” in consciousness. Go on an erotic journey with Anais Nin to the Waiki... more
  • Then She Was Born: Born to be different, surviving to make a difference

    by Cristiano Gentili
    Then She Was Born is more than a novel. It’s an international human rights campaign supported by eleven Nobel Peace Prize laureates, the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis. Based on an inconceivable reality for many in the world today, Then She Was Born combines the drama and redemption of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner with the spirituality of Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist. A child is born and the joy of her parents turns to horror. The child is different, in a way that will bring bad luck to the... more
  • Degrees of Love: A Novel

    by Lisa Slabach
    Like the shiny new BMW parked in the driveway of the Silicon Valley home she shares with her husband, Matt, and their two boys, Susan Sinclair is the picture of personal and professional success. Yet with each advance in her career, Matt has grown more distant. When Susan meets her new boss, Reese Kirkpatrick, their working relationship slowly turns into something more. Now, unable to stomach the façade her marriage has become yet unwilling to decimate her family by moving forward with Reese, Su... more
  • Clare and the Country People and Other Stories: Tales of Lower Appalachia

    by Howard Denson
    CLARE AND THE COUNTRY PEOPLE AND OTHER STORIES features Tales of Lower Appalachia and traces the history of the fictional Waldentown from its post-Civil War days through the new century. The town has its first legal hanging, house fires that cause one couple to retreat to a remote farm community to rebuild. Burley's residents had never even seen a chocolate cake. Clare Reardon is the "town girl" who has to learn to cope: with a husband she nurses during the 1917 flu epidemic, with a brother who ... more
  • McGregor and the Lost Tribe

    by Howard Denson
    McGREGOR AND THE LOST TRIBE (1st P, POV, 87,000 words) is historical-comic fiction that asks what if ONE of the tribes of the Southeast had been able to escape The Trail of Tears? When a young Scot is chased through the hills of Scotland and then across the ocean, he leads the British army on a fox-and-hound chase from Savannah over to the ravines of Alabama. Here Levi Philip McGregor gets bagpipe music from a pig and wins sanctuary from the authorities. When Andy Jackson's government wishe... more
  • Enlightenment

    by Reno Ursal
    18 year-old Dorothy Dizon's pending graduation takes a turn when she's meets bad boy Adrian Rosario and his odd knowledge of Filipino folklore. As a protector of the ancient Danag people of the Philippines, Adrian knows the truth behind Dorothy's Filipino heritage. Dorothy is unaware of the danger she's in as she connects the dots behind her dad's disappearance, while Adrian scrambles to keep her safe. Enlightenment, Book One of The Bathala Proverbs Series, captures the push and pull between fri... more
  • Harvest Season: a novel (book 2)

    by Melanie Lageschulte

    The muggy days of August find Melinda Foster’s garden bursting at its borders. And two months into an unexpected sabbatical from her bustling life in Minneapolis, Melinda’s efforts at her rented farmhouse are starting to pay off: She’s learned to preserve produce, outsmart a few headstrong chickens and wrangle a flock of spoiled sheep. But even in the little town of Prosper, nothing stays the same. One member of the hardware store’s coffee group shares a startling anno... more

  • Growing Season: a novel (book 1)

    by Melanie Lageschulte
    Melinda Foster is already at a crossroads when the “for rent” sign beckons her down a dusty gravel road. Facing forty and downsized from her copywriting job at a Twin Cities ad agency, Melinda is struggling to find her way forward when a phone call brings her home to rural Iowa. It’s not long before Melinda is living in a faded farmhouse, caring for a barn full of animals, and working at her family’s hardware store in the community of Prosper, whose motto is “The Great Little Town That Didn’t.” ... more
  • In the Shape of a Man

    by Paul Clayton
    On the border between the necropolis of Colma, home to over two million dead souls and 1,794 somewhat live ones, and the Silicon Valley bedroom community of South City… Allen, a workaholic Silicon Valley techie, seeks relief from domestic conflict by slipping away to sample the sweet brews at McCoy’s, a mysterious pub and Hell’s Angels hangout… while up the street, young adults Rad and Tawny drift between the worlds of skateboarding and community activism, free love and commitment. Samplin... more
  • Love Letters

    by Shaun Locke
    Narrator Ckol has been searching in vain for Starla virtually since the birth of their daughter, Genevieve. A series of cryptic letters from Starla has led him to mad, fruitless chases, and the latest has brought him face to face with a failed suicide attempt, testing the limits of his mercy, expediency, sanity, and finally his own mortality. In "Love Letters," Ckol recounts the events that have led to his current predicament with a challenging yet fun blend of erudition and playfulness and myst... more
  • Tigranes

    by Dikran Chamlian
    Tigranes is a historical saga told in a series of extraordinary adventures—a novel that finds its roots in the author’s rich family history. Told and retold over generations, these stories follow the lives of ancient kings, warriors, and unlikely heroes. • Engage in the Battle of Issus between Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia. • Learn about the League of Nations, the Russian revolution, and the discovery of oil in Kirkuk and Mosul. • Discover the ancient ruins of Palmyra in the middl... more
  • Why the Wind Loves Children

    by Fred Schlissel
    Everyone loves children but especially the wind. Read this story and find out why the Wind Loves Children The Wind Loves Children because it was the happy laughter of the children that gave energy to the wind so that it could blow. Children love the wind because it feels so good on their beautiful faces!